Show #7957 - Tuesday, March 26, 2019


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Emma Badame, a digital marketing manager from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

John Shortino, a software developer from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Dave Scatena, a chemical engineer from San Francisco, California (whose 2-day cash winnings total $23,200)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Name the state of origin.)
    $200 3
Nearly 800,000 follow Boomer, who is seen in a few pools; natural, since Dad is this 23-time Olympic gold-winning guy
    $200 1
Around 1300 southern Peru was the site where this group of South American Indian people founded an empire
    $200 8
I'm gonna tell! It means to turn informer or let out secrets
    $200 19
    $200 24
In 1974 the first one of these on a product was scanned on a pack of Wrigley's gum
    $200 13
In the 1950s, Snap, Crackle & Pop were joined by a 4th elf named Pow to help sell this cereal, but soon Pow went poof
    $400 4
Jade & Tanner Tolbert, stars of this "in Paradise", set up an account for baby Emerson, pre-birth; 100,000 followers later...
    $400 2
The Peronist party has governed this country for most of the 21st century, though Juan Peron died in 1974
    $400 9
French word for proper conduct in a social setting
    $400 20
Goodyear tires
    $400 25
This seat of Natrona County, Wyoming, was named for a soldier, not a ghost
    $400 14
The ghosts of men are no biggie for this Tolkien elf, but a Balrog?! The ancient fire monster freaks him out
    $600 18
@olympiaohanian has o'lotta followers--over 500,000! Did having this mom--winner of 23 major singles tennis titles--help?
    $600 5
These 2 Wild Bunch outlaws are said to have died c. 1909 in a few places; 1 possible checkout spot was near San Vicente, Bolivia
    $600 10
This word can precede "step" to mean a hesitation that fakes out a defender
    $600 21
Tabasco sauce
    $600 26
All stars are mostly these 2 elements
    $600 15
Letterman's list of these cookie co. elves euphemisms for death include "bit the big morsel" & "gone to aisle three"
    $800 29
Mom is Coco, baby is Chanel & Dad's this rapper & "Law & Order: SVU" cop; now back to baby, & her 460,000 followers
    $800 6
Later to lay down its arms, around the year 2000 this country's FARC insurgency had 20,000 fighters
    $800 11
Last name of Vernon & Josiah--they were a pear, so to speak
    DD: $2,000 22
Maytag appliances
    $800 27
The bird in Twitter's logo has this 5-letter name, just like a Celtics legend
    $800 16
Unafraid to speak of himself in the third person, this house-elf was indentured to the Malfoy family
    $1000 7
Oh Rio, Rio, hear them shout across the land that this 125' statue was inaugurated on Oct. 12, 1931
    $1000 12
To reply & offset an enemy's hostile move
    $1000 23
    $1000 28
Penguins do have these, between their femurs & tibias
    $1000 17
Elf traits at for this game: dexterity is +, magic can't put you to sleep & you can live to be 750

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 15):

Dave John Emma
$2,400 $2,000 $1,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Dave John Emma
$2,600 $3,800 $3,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Cara Santa Maria: It's time to [*] with me, Cara Santa Maria, the creator and host of the science podcast [*].)
    $400 4
This Beatle left Heathrow Airport August 13, 1971, never to return
    $400 17
"Get off on the wrong ____"
    $400 26
These soul men were AKA Jake & Elwood (or John & Dan)
    $400 9
Sherlock Holmes describes this foe as the "Napoleon of crime"
    $400 5
The Roman pilum, a type of this thrown weapon, would bend or break on landing so it could not be re-used by enemies
    $400 1
(Cara Santa Maria gives the clue.) On an episode of my "Talk Nerdy" podcast I interviewed Donald Johanson, who in 1974 discovered the female hominin skeleton nicknamed this
    $800 8
Its passengers had a last look at England September 16, 1620
    $800 18
"Keep a stiff upper ____"
    $800 27
Don't give us the runaround; just name this John Popper band that had '90s hits with "Run-Around" & "Hook"
    $800 10
Simon Legree is murderous slave owner in this 19th century bestseller
    $800 6
A curved sword called the khopesh was a symbol of authority in this ancient civilization where Ramses II used one in battle
    DD: $1,000 2
(Cara Santa Maria gives the clue.) Caltech scientist Carrie Nugent explained how to track & predict the impact these would have if on a collision course with Earth; the method used in the movie "Armageddon" is not very practical
    $1200 12
In Ford Madox Brown's "The Last of England", 19th century emigrants leave this landmark, receding behind them
    $1200 19
"____ room" or "____ grease"
    $1200 28
Buck Dharma performed with this '70s band with a mollusk in its name
    DD: $1,600 11
Nurse Ratched rules the asylum with an iron fist in this novel
    $1200 7
The French invented this big grenade used in sieges--the user didn't want to be "hoist with his own" one
    $1200 3
(Cara Santa Maria gives the clue.) Dr. Lauren Ayton is part of a team that's working to restore vision by developing a bionic eye, an implant that electrically stimulates this layer of neural tissue at the back of the eye
    $1600 13
He left England for the Continent in 1816, settled in Italy & wrote "Don Juan" before dying in Greece in 1824
    $1600 20
"____ of contention"
    $1600 29
In the 1940s these "Boys" helped Kentuckian Bill Monroe establish a new genre of music
    $1600 15
This "Jungle Book" tiger schemes to defeat the wolf pack & claim the life of young Mowgli
    $1600 22
Using winches or pulleys to draw back the bolt, the arbalest was a type of this weapon
    $1600 24
(Cara Santa Maria gives the clue.) A new species of this primate was identified on Sumatra in 2017; with a population of less than 800; it is thought to be the most critically endangered great ape on the planet
    $2000 14
He saw the last of England through one eye in September 1805, did his duty & died victorious at sea in October
    $2000 21
"Gird one's ____"
    $2000 16
Pazuzu is an ancient Babylonian demon who possesses this little girl in "The Exorcist"
    $2000 23
Followed by samurai, this Japanese "way of the warrior" has been compared to the code of chivalry
    $2000 25
(Cara Santa Maria presents the clue.) Planetary scientist Amanda Hendrix believes that a better bet for a space colony than Mars is this largest moon of Saturn, which has clouds & a dense atmosphere

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Dave John Emma
$7,600 $10,200 $14,400

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Though he became a Cabinet secretary & chief justice, once he wanted to change his name because of its "awkward, fishy" sound

Final scores:

Dave John Emma
$0 $5,100 $12,600
3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $12,600

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Dave John Emma
$10,600 $10,200 $14,000
18 R,
4 W
(including 2 DDs)
14 R,
1 W
17 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W

Combined Coryat: $34,800

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Game tape date: 2019-02-04
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